Litigation Practice Group

Payne & Jones is committed to finding creative and practical solutions for our clients to help prevent legal problems from arising and to help in avoiding litigation. However, when litigation becomes necessary, our attorneys are prepared to defend or prosecute your case vigorously, skillfully, and efficiently. Whether your dispute involves litigation, arbitration, an administrative hearing, or arises in another adversarial forum, our litigation attorneys have the resources and experience to protect your interests. We have successfully advocated for our clients at trial and on appeal in the state and federal courts in Kansas, Missouri, and other states, as well as the United States Supreme Court.

Our trial attorneys are experienced in all forms of litigation, from small collection matters to complex multi-party litigation with national and international implications. We represent clients in nearly all types of civil litigation, including appellate practice, arbitration, business litigation, civil rights, collections, construction law, consumer rights, DUI, employment discrimination, environmental law, insurance law, medical malpractice, personal injury, product liability, worker’s compensation, wrongful death, and other civil matters.

Litigation Practice Areas

  • Appellate Practice
  • Arbitration
  • Civil Rights
  • Collections
  • Construction Law
  • Consumer Rights
  • DUI
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Environmental Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Products Liability
  • Workers Compensation
  • Wrongful Death

Chris W. Henry

Payne & Jones, Chartered A Full Service Law Firm, Since 1926 P: 913-469-4100 F: 913.469.8182 (fax) Background Chris W. Henry is a principal in the firm. He has been practicing law since 1975 in the areas of banking, bankruptcy, commercial litigation, real estate...

Mark Gunnison

Payne & Jones, Chartered A Full Service Law Firm, Since 1926 P: 913-469-4100 F: 913.469.8182 msg@paynejones.com Background Mark S. Gunnison is a principal in the firm. He has been practicing law since 1981 primarily in all phases of litigation involving...

James J. Cramer

Payne & Jones, Chartered A Full Service Law Firm, Since 1926   P: 913-469-4100 F: 913.469.8182   Background James J. Cramer is a principal in the firm, having practiced with the firm since 1987, specializing in trial work and litigation with emphasis in employment...

Michael B. Lowe

Payne & Jones, Chartered A Full Service Law Firm, Since 1926 P: 913-469-4100 F: 913.469.8182 (fax) mlowe@paynejones.com Background Michael B. Lowe is a principal in the firm, having practiced with the firm since 1990, handling a wide range of commercial,...

Tyler Peters

Payne & Jones, Chartered A Full Service Law Firm, Since 1926 P: 913-469-4100 F: 913.469.8182 (fax) Background Tyler Peters is a principal in the firm, having practiced in our litigation group since joining the firm in 1991. His experience includes statewide...

Christopher J. Sherman

Payne & Jones, Chartered A Full Service Law Firm, Since 1926   P: 913-469-4100 F: 913.469.8182   csherman@paynejones.com Background Chris Sherman is a principal with the firm, and has practiced in our litigation group since joining the firm in 2001. Chris is a...

Jacob A. Hecker

Payne & Jones, Chartered A Full Service Law Firm, Since 1926   P: 913-469-4100 F: 913.469.8182 (fax)   jhecker@paynejones.com Background Jake Hecker joined the firm in 2016 as an experienced commercial litigation trial lawyer after moving from Phoenix, Arizona to...